A personal account of growing up in Galveston, Texas, 1909 - 1980
The events that I have recorded in the following pages are not in chronological order, but I have compiled them as they came to my mind over a period of time. It does happen to be in order at same times, but this is due to the fact that my mind retained the events in that order.
All that I hope to do with this account is to provide some interesting facts about my childhood and growing up. Make no mistake, we may have had some tough times, but life was not all that bad all the time. No family finally had an easy time in living during that period of tine. The things that we did not miss were most likely the ones that we had never shared or had.
If our Grandchildren read this, it is my hope that you will enjoy reading how Grandpa Schumann grew up and what he did as a boy. Some of it was real fun.
Paul A. Schumann
February 15, 1980
This account is dedicated to Angela, Christiana, Matthew, Michael and Paul Schumann, my grandchildren.